Lot 43

2004   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2004

1955 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLS Roadster

Chassis

8427198118/1

Engine

199805500535

Car Highlights

The 300SL Roadster Prototype, A Genuine Mercedes-Benz Factory Development Car

Unique And Important History

Pebble Beach First In Class Winner In 1997

Many Unique Features Including Front Disc Brakes, Low-Pivot Swing Axle, Early Gearbox, Wood Rimmed Steering Wheel, And Lightened Body Panels

Recognized As One Of The Most Significant Post-War Mercedes In Private Hands

Technical Specs

2,996 CC Inline Six Cylinder

240 BHP At 6,100 RPM

Single Overhead Camshaft

Bosch Mechanical Fuel Injection

4-Speed Manual Gearbox

Independent Front Suspension With Coil Springs And Tubular Shock Absorbers

Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes

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